Danielle Cole

Pile on in Pink and Green
24″x18″; archival print of handmade collage; 2017

Danielle Cole
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


“The Course of an Empire”–cars and legs series

When we have no more oil for cars, we will drag them behind horses, so we can keep on riding in them. Our love for cars is so all encompassing that we cherish even the bad ones: the ones with wooden panels, the ones too small to hold our baggage and the ones with seatbelts so feeble as to be decorative. We name them because we want to cheer them on as they deliver us from one place to the next. Ruby, Sylvie, Lulu, Mabel, Bessie, Red, The Captain, Rusty, Scamper. The cars and legs series is the natural extension of our unrelenting love of cars. A world made of lurking, prancing, striding, ever moving cars–sexy and sturdy, they are the stuff of fantasy.


Danielle Cole cuts things.

Danielle Cole creates playful and cheeky collages through an assembly of original vintage graphics that delight from first glance and continue to intrigue with thoughtful conceptual juxtapositions. Following the success of her 2016 show, “Clipped Wings”, at Gravenfeather Gallery in Toronto, several of her pieces have found homes in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Most recently, her work has been featured in Kolaj Magazine #16 and in Collage Collective Co.’s book, ANNUAL 2016, featuring 100 top international collage artists. Danielle Cole has spent the last year traveling the west coast of the USA in the year we got trumped, as well as, visiting Rome and Spain in search of materials and inspiration for her work. Her most recent body of work has been four years in the making and benefited greatly by the colourful, lush old magazines found in her travels. Look for her work this September at Unlovable Gallery in Toronto, where she will be having a solo show: “The Course of an Empire”. If her work seems familiar, it may be because you have seen it somewhere in Canada, the US, Spain or Australia featured on the Series 8 label of Collective Arts Brewing beer.


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Pile on 01
24″x18″; archival print of handmade collage; 2017

Pile on in Red
24″x18″; archival print of handmade collage; 2017

24″x24″; handmade collage on wood panel; 2016

24″x24″; handmade collage on wood panel; 2016